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Mechanical birds and music boxes propel Kingston University MA Experimental Film graduate into industry spotlight

Posted Friday 5 February 2016

Mechanical birds and music boxes propel Kingston University MA Experimental Film graduate into industry spotlight

A Kingston University graduate's fascination with the British obsession for collecting things has led to her acquiring a clutch of awards. Florence Kennard has picked up a number of accolades for her short films which have been creating a buzz in the industry since she graduated last summer with an MA in Experimental Film.

The 28 year old has just seen her documentary Norma's Colours  screened during the prestigious London Short Film Festival 2016, where it was nominated for the Best Documentary award. The film explores the story of Tina who, following the death of her mother Norma, inherited a unique collection of belongings built up during the course of Norma's 89 years. The collection includes floral smock dresses, beaded jewellery and 100 tiny mechanical birds....


Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Sir Ed Davey named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University

Posted Thursday 4 February 2016

Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Sir Ed Davey named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University

The fundamental role universities play in society is too often undervalued, according to former Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey. Speaking as he was named an Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University, the long-serving Liberal Democrat politician said the wealth of teaching expertise, research and entrepreneurial innovation that took place in higher education institutions across the country was the very cornerstone of a vibrant national economy.

"Whether it's a team of students and academics building electric motorbikes at Kingston University or some of the amazing advances at other universities and colleges, the importance of those sorts of individual projects - as well as others that are the amalgamation of years of research with different strands of thought and learning coming together - cannot be under-estimated," he said....


Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University

Posted Saturday 30 January 2016

Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University

Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University. The 40 year old, from Farnham, Surrey, ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours in the human performance laboratory at the University's Penrhyn Road campus on Saturday - beating the previous women's record for the same time period of 66.79 miles.

The record attempt was supervised by senior lecturer in health, exercise and physiology Dr Hannah Moir and technician Chris Howe, along with a team of 10 sport science and nutrition students acting as timekeepers and witnesses....


Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Posted Friday 22 January 2016

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Student nurses have joined forces with staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and NHS Trust partners to share their passion for the profession at a conference at St George's, University of London.

The Student Nurse Academic Partnership (SNAP) conference was designed to empower nursing students, encouraging them to become teachers for the day and develop into future healthcare leaders. The event was the first of its kind to be entirely organised and presented by the University's nursing students and was a collaboration between the School of Nursing, run jointly with St George's, University of London, and the Gibraltar Health Authority....


Hats off to our newest graduates as they share their stories from their graduation ceremonies

Posted Tuesday 19 January 2016

Hats off to our newest graduates as they share their stories from their graduation ceremonies

Kingston University has been celebrating the achievements of undergraduates and postgraduates as they cross the stage at their graduation ceremonies and join our thriving global network of 175,000 alumni. It is a great opportunity to celebrate our graduates' achievements and wish them well as they make the transition from study to the next chapter of their lives.

You can watch the events unfold and see tweets and images shared by our graduates by clicking on the links below that will appear each day....


Kingston University named one of world's top 200 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Posted Friday 15 January 2016

Kingston University named one of world's top 200 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Kingston University has been named one of the world's top 200 most international institutions by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education (the THE).

The influential publication ranked the University 136 out of a total of 800 international institutions in its newly released listing, placing it in the top 17 per cent globally and just three places below prestigious American institution Harvard. Standing at number 53 in the United Kingdom, Kingston University joins an elite group of higher education providers able to attract students, staff and research partners from around the world – attributes the magazine described as key to success on a global stage. ...


Kingston University student receives international research excellence award in pharmaceutical science

Posted Monday 11 January 2016

Kingston University student receives international research excellence award in pharmaceutical science

Ali Al-kinani, a final-year PhD student at the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry, has received international recognition for his research from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (APPS).

APPS is regarded as the international leading body in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and their annual meeting and exposition, which includes the awards ceremony, hosts around 10,000 attendees from across the globe. Hundreds of people apply for each award, and a team of specialists and researchers hand-pick each winner. From 150 awards presented this year, only two went to UK universities....


Paralympian Ade Adepitan encourages talented students to make the most of Kingston University's sports performance programme

Posted Friday 8 January 2016

Paralympian Ade Adepitan encourages talented students to make the most of Kingston University's sports performance programme

Each year Kingston University's best athletes are selected on to its sports performance programme, which assists talented student sports stars to balance their training, competition and academic commitments.The latest successful applicants have been announced at an awards ceremony with special guest, former Paralympic medal winner and television presenter Ade Adepitan.

Balancing sport with life could be difficult enough, but even harder when studying full time, he told the assembled students. "It can be very lonely being an athlete. You have to be totally focused and disciplined and it's hard seeing your friends go for a night out and not joining them because you have training at 6am the next day....

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